Monday, January 31, 2011

Gung Hey Fat Choy Cuties!

This week begins the celebration of Chinese New Year, the most important and longest-lasting holiday in the Chinese lunar calendar. Signs of happiness and prosperity are posted as well as the 2011 mascot: the rabbit. In celebration, we're taking this week to show some of our favorite bunnies (Amelie the pet rabbit insisted) and to send out big "Hello There Cuties" and "Gung Hey Fat Choys!" (aka Happy New Year) for the cutest of lunar years. xxxo

Friday, January 28, 2011

Uli is a Cutie

This adorable baby elephant was sent in by Cutie reader Andy of San Francisco! Uli (the wee one) is standing close to his mom
Sabie at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany. He is an African elephant, who was born on January 16th weighing nearly 100 kilos (220 pounds) at birth. Wow, that's a big boy... and he deserves a big Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

thx for the submission Andy!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Miffy's Family of Cute

Miffy (who we have previously written about!) and her family are extremely popular in Europe. This crocheted grouping is just one medium (they are in books, fabric, video... you name it!) for you to embrace them. I love the old fashioned treatment of Miffy and her family in this form, and wish there to be a crochet revival... the texture is so groovy. And so Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cutie News Alert!!!

Stop the presses Cuties! The contestants in the 7th annual Puppy Bowl (cus who really cares about the Super Bowl?) have been announced!!! Per the website "Puppy Bowl VII brings viewers a loveable lineup that's itching to play in a combination of terrier tackles, touchdowns, puppy penalties, fumbles and Fido first downs." With that many puns, how can't we watch it Cuties??? xxxo

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Baaaaadly Cute

Like everyone else who loves cute, cupcakes are always a welcome treat. And a cute one, even better! The problem is when it's too cute, I can't eat it... like this wee lamb. He reminds me of one of my cartoon faves, Shaun the Sheep, and is looking up with such an endearing gaze... don't fret Cutie, you're safe with me. Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Monday, January 24, 2011

Niece Cuteness

My niece is staying with me but I have a sneaking suspicion that I wasn't the reason she's here... Amelie the bunny is looking rather happy & plump from treats!!! Nonetheless, niece Wendy gets this sweet vintage card greeting as a "come back to visit us" reminder. xxxo

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tea Towels Cuties

I go thru tea towels like they are out of style, so perhaps the solution is to buy cute ones! This vintage pair on Etsy are calling my name, with one chef is holding a platter with a chicken & the other is running with a sausage on a adorable! And so Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Baby Platypus Cuties

Now here's some Cuties you rarely see: a pair of baby platypuses! These semi-aquatic creatures live in Australia, are covered with fur but have web feet and a flat beak like a duck. And they growl! (betcha it's adorable when they do) Hello There Cuties! xxxo

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nature is Cutie

With Springtime around the corner (in my mind!) it's time to ready for the best part of the season: the flowers! When I was little, I'd gather flowers like these from my mommy's garden and put them into a juice glasses for display. They were so cute, it was irresistible! So a big Hello There Cuties to these sweet flowers of my youth!!! xxxo

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Phone Me Cuties

I'm often teased about my ghetto flip phone, so will be getting a new cel this new year. But first off, it must have an adorable home when at home, right? I found these guys on a wholesale site in China, but are unfortunately only available by the caseload... Do I really need 30 of these populating my flat? Something to ponder Cuties!!! xxxo

Monday, January 17, 2011

Some Cutie Critters

One of my girlfriends and I went shopping at Trader Joe's and discovered a mutual love of caramels. We bought a huuuge box then split it in the car so each could have their respective treats. Luckily the caramels we bought weren't in Route 29's shown above... you think I would of split the box? Adorable happy bunnies with chickadee friends in a park-like setting gets a big Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Friday, January 14, 2011

Look Closely Cuties!

Of all the amazing images to have come out from the Queensland floods, this has to be the cutest... a wee green frog hitching a ride on the back of a brown snake! Armin Gerlach was visiting friends in a flood-hit town last week when he spotted the unlikely pair and snapped this pic. Isn't nature magical? (and darn Cutie!) xxxo

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Crikey Cutie

My nephew went to Australia and asked what he should bring me back. "A baby kangaroo" I replied and voila, look who came in the mail! Crikey, it's a sweet baby roo wearing a wee vest with matching Outback hat. A big Hello There Cutie to both my nephew and the sweet stuffed animal gift today! xxxo

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Brrrrr Cutie

It's rather chilly here in SF, and I've been pondering the idea of a hot water bottle. Although I don't quite fathom how they work, I do understand this: there are some pretty adorable ones out there! This one from Japan makes me ponder getting a bottle (it's so darn Hello There Cutie!)... what do you think cuties? xxxo

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cross-Eyed Cutie

Meet the new addition to the Leipzig Zoo in Germany... Heidi the young cross-eyed opossum!
This two-and-a-half-year-old has turned into Germany's new media darling. She has inspired a YouTube hit, her own high-end stuffed animal, and Heidi has more than 49,000 friends on Facebook. Hello There (cross-eyed) Cutie!!! xxxo

Monday, January 10, 2011

Banksy is a Cutie

Ok... I know very few people know what the art phenom Banksy looks like himself. That said, this fabulous print of his is def Cutie! Don't you love how the wee girl is standing, either letting her heart go or watching it escape her grasp? So simple. So lovely. So Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Friday, January 7, 2011

Butler Cutie

When I saw this logo online, I got rather excited about the idea of a British Butler for Amelie (the pet bunny) and I. Jeeves (do they have any other name?) could get her carrots and run my bath. I was swept into this fantasy til I found out this great deco-inspired logo is a British chocolate company... guess I'll have to partake in their sweeties instead!!! xxxo

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Leaf Carving Cuties

Leaf carving is a 60 step process of cutting and removal of a leaf's surface to produce a piece of art. The carving is performed by artists who carefully remove the surface without cutting or removing the veins. Alot of the examples on this website are pretty cheesy, but the one above seems to have Hello There Cutie potential... whatcha think Cuties? xxxo

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Blankie Cutie

Brrrr... it's cold, isn't it Cuties? I think I might need to get another blankie and, if I do, you know it'll be Hello There Cutie worthy! I found this flannel owl one on Etsy, and warmed me up just looking at it. How can you be chilly with adorable owls, their fun friends and bright happy colors? Feelin warmer already, how about you??? xxxo

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Huck Finn is a Cutie

In celebration of non-censorship (yes, we're political today Cuties!) we bring you the first edition of Huckleberry Finn. The fabulous typography and illustration on the cover make me want to reread this classic, and to reread it in its original form. Offensive verbage and all. Hello There Mr. Finn Cutie!!! xxxo

to read about the censorship of Huckleberry Finn, please go here

Monday, January 3, 2011

Cutie Foodie

News Years resolutions often include eating better and exercising more... mine include having an element of Cutie everyday! I don't quite know if I have the patience to make my meals as adorable as this plate from Japan, but will def try a bit. And best of luck with your 2011 resolutions too Cuties!!! xxxo